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Take Ownership of Your Vacation Time

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - As the weather heats up, more people imagine themselves in a new destination taking a much-needed break from their daily routines. But research shows that many Americans never take that all-important next step: actually planning a vacation. According to a 2013 Expedia study, Americans collectively failed to take an estimated 577...

Canada Opens Floodgates for Marijuana Investments in the U.S.

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - It's a thorny subject, no matter whom you talk to or whether it's in the U.S. or abroad. The debate over legalizing marijuana -- be it medical or recreational -- has raged for decades, and has only just started to see the seeds of fruition stateside. Now, however, Canada is weighing in on this controversial industry, by changing its...

New Car Technology May Take The Wheel out of Human Hands

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - Google has been making news in recent months for its work in a ground-breaking area: driverless automobile technology. A prototype of Google's new self-driving car -- a two-passenger electric vehicle with buttons to turn the vehicle on and off, but no steering wheel, accelerator pedal or brake pedal -- was unveiled in May. Without a...

A Playbook to Help the U.S. Regain Its Innovative Edge

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - Can the man who invented an insulin pump, the iBOT wheelchair and the "Luke Arm" prosthesis help end all the handwringing about whether America has lost its competitive edge in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)? Inventor and not-for-profit FIRST founder Dean Kamen is sure trying, as evidenced by the thousands of kids...